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  • Brunswick zoning committee plans new rewrite

    BRUNSWICK — The committee directing the town's zoning overhaul has set a new target of June to bring an updated ordinance to the Town Council for approval. Planning Director Anna Breinich reported on the new timeline at Tuesday's Planni...

  • Senate, House candidates debate in Cape

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Candidates for state Senate District 29 and House District 30 discussed a wide range of issues as part of Wednesday's candidates' night, hosted by the high school's advanced-placement U.S. government class.  At Town Hall, the House candidates took questions...

  • Correction

    A story in the May 14 edition of The Forecaster should have said the union representing educational technicians in Brunswick initially rejected a 3 percent wage freeze for fiscal 2011, but later voted to accept it. The new union contract includes step increases for some employees.

  • Chasing the wind in South Portland

    Cassidy Streeter of Scarborough chases streaming kite tails during the Bug Light Kite Festival in South Portland on May 15, a fundraiser for the South Portland Historical Society. The society was joined by the NorEasters Kite Club, showcasing artful kites and a popular candy drop from a giant pinata...

  • Celebrating green schools

    Brunswick High School students Taylor McPherson, left, and Erica Noe check out a display from the Maine Energy Education Program on Tuesday, May 18, at a banquet honoring a dozen Maine Green Schools teams. The event, hosted by the BHS Environmental Club and Cathance River Education Alliance, honored...

  • Knights on parade in Brunswick

    Hundreds of members of the Knights of Columbus from throught Maine parade down McKeen Street to St. Charles Church in Brunswick last weekend.

  • Route 100 bridge repairs begin Monday in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Construction will begin Monday, May 24, on the Route 100 (Gray Road) highway overpass near West Falmouth Crossing and the Maine Turnpike spur. Both lanes will remain open as much as possible, Maine Turnpike Authority officials said, although there may be times when traffic...

  • Scarborough council weighs options for revised school budget

    SCARBOROUGH — Several town councilors took the opportunity Wednesday to express their views on voters' rejection of the school budget, possibly foreshadowing discussion at the May 24 first reading of a new budget.  "I didn't interpret this as a vote of validation that we should ...

  • Scarborough council OKs 3% increase in firefighter, EMS salaries

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a 3 percent increase in salaries for all Fire Department and EMS employees. Firefighters and EMS workers did not receive a raise last year. The new contracts contain a no-layoff clause that would prevent the town...

  • Town Meeting OKs budget, 6.5% tax increase in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — Voters approved an $8.14 million municipal budget Wednesday at Town Meeting. They slashed more than $150,000 in spending and approved a tax increase of nearly 6.5 percent. The approximately four-hour meeting at Mt. Ararat High School drew 246 of the town's more ...